The shanks / shafts are locally sourced and seasoned Hazel from the Midlands. The head pieces are lime wood hand carved making each piece individual to the next one. No two heads are the same making your stick a truly one off piece.
Once the head is carved the eyes are set before detailing the fur. Each head piece is hand painted before being pegged to the shank / shaft. A nickel or brass collar can be added or not, the choice is yours. Finally a ferrule is added to the bottom of the stick to protect the bottom of the shank when used in the field.
This stick is not suitable to be used for as a beating stick. Each stick is then varnished making a water / weather proof finish that can be used all year long. The only power tools used in the production of the stick are for detailing the fur.
The rest of the stick is produced using traditional tools and techniques. If you like Billy's work please like and share my Facebook page -'Billy's Country Walking Sticks' here you can see his other sticks and keep updated with what's happening in the workshop or message me your requirements. The item "Otter Head Hand Carved in Lime wood Country Walking stick on Hazel Shank" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Walking Sticks/Canes". The seller is "56burgess" and is located in Worcester. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, France, Germany, Italy, Spain.